🎾 Jayhawks Sweep UMKC in Doubleheader
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Tennis improved to 10-0 at home and 11-6 overall after sweeping UMKC in a doubleheader, 4-0 and 5-0 at the Jayhawk Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Maria Titova and Carmen Roxana Manu opened doubles play off in the first match with a dominating 6-1 win on Court 1. Raphaelle Lacasse and Mariana Manyoma-Velasquez clinched the doubles point with 6-4 win on Court 2. Tiffany Lagarde and Julia Deming were unable to finish their battle on Court 3 with the score of 4-5.
Lacasse kept the momentum going for the Jayhawks in singles play, beating Tuana Tinaztepe 6-0, 6-0. Shortly after, Lagarde won 6-1, 6-0 on Court 4 against Anastassiya Timofeyeva. Manu then clinched the first match for Kansas, winning 6-1, 6-2.
In the second match, Kansas picked up right where it left off and continued its strong play.
Lacasse didn’t miss a beat and won her second singles match, giving Kansas an early 1-0 lead. Manu then won on Court 2 by the scores of 6-0, 6-2, and Titova won 6-1, 6-1 on Court 1.
Lagarde and Velasquez then both won simultaneously, giving the Jayhawks a 5-0 win and a doubleheader sweep. Deming was unable to finish her singles match on Court 6, with scores of 6-3, 4-0.
The Jayhawks will travel to Dallas, TX to face off against No. 39 SMU on March 27th at 12:00pm CT.
Match #1 Results
#63 Titova (KU) vs Ball 6-3, 2-1 (DNF)
Manu (KU) def Xibilia 6-1, 6-2
Velasquez (KU) vs Baroja 6-4, 3-2 (DNF)
Lagarde (KU) def Timofeyeva 6-1, 6-0
Lacasse (KU) def Tinaztepe 6-0, 6-0
Deming (KU) vs Sharma 6-4, 1-0 (DNF)
Manu / Titova (KU) def Xibilia / Timofeyeva 6-1
Lacasse / Velasquez (KU) def Ball / Kresovic 6-4
Lagarde / Deming (KU) def Sharm / Baroja 4-5 (DNF)
Match #2 Results
#63 Titova (KU) def Ball 6-1, 6-1
Manu (KU) def Baroja 6-0, 6-2
Velasquez (KU) def Timofeyeva 6-4, 6-2
Lagarde (KU) def Sharma 6-0, 6-3
Lacasse (KU) def Tinaztepe 6-0, 6-1
Deming (KU) vs Kresovic 6-3, 4-0